Colorado wildfires update

By: 11 News Desk Email
By: 11 News Desk Email

CRAIG, Colo. (AP) -- The Bureau of Land Management says a lightning-caused fire about 40 miles northwest of Meeker is 10 percent contained.

The Citadel Fire in Moffat County was burning on about 1,800 acres Monday. Officials say the fire is threatening three structures. The fire was reported Sunday and is burning in timber, sagebrush, pinion and juniper trees.

Another lightning-caused fire about 20 miles northwest of Meeker in Rio Blanco County has burned on about 650 acres. Firefighters burned vegetation around one threatened cabin to remove fuel for the fire. The East Tschuddi Fire was reported Saturday and was 25 percent contained Monday.

Meanwhile rain and higher humidity have helped dampen fire activity at the 170-square-mile West Fork fire complex in southwest Colorado, which is now 66 percent contained.

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